FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Philanthropist Allen Temiz, of WIZZA, and HANDY joined together as Mr. Temiz hosted a “Secret Santa Giveaway” for 100 underprivileged youth on Friday, December 10 at Walmart in Hialeah, FL.
During the special inaugural event, 100 underprivileged youth (ages 6-18) from HANDY were surprised with dinner and a $500 gift card to go on a fun-filled holiday shopping spree, purchasing items for themselves and their families to enjoy this holiday season. Customized “Secret Santa Giveaway” t-shirts were given out and worn by the children as they happily filled their carts to the brim with electronics, bikes, toys and more. All funds for the shopping spree, dinner for the kids and T-shirts were provided by Philanthropist, Allen Temiz, of WIZZA.
“I wanted to find a way to give back this holiday season in a big way. A way where I had an impact on many in my community. Providing a memorable Christmas and necessities for those who need it most this time of year was why I partnered with HANDY. I have embraced HANDY’s vision of providing a smile to each one of HANDY's youth this holiday season,” said Philanthropist Allen Temiz.
This year has brought on many new challenges for more than 400 HANDY youth and their caregivers. Thanks to generous donors like Mr. Allen Temiz and WIZZA, HANDY can continue to spread the holiday cheer and provide support to our community. To learn more visit: https://www.handyinc.org/holiday-giving-drive-2021/
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(Photos courtesy of Downtown Photo)
P1. Kirk Brown, Allen Temiz, Kendall Magliato, HANDY Youth and Santa Claus
P2. Allen Temiz and CEO of WIZZA Andre Arslanian
P3. Nardege Laforest; Tattiana, HANDY Youth; and Santa Claus
P4. HANDY Youth Holiday Shopping
P5. Allen Temiz, Girlfriend Kendall Magliato shopping with HANDY youth
P6. Ryan, HANDY Youth
P7. Andree Garnier, Nardege Laforest and Cynthia Gilmore
HANDY, which stands for Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth, is an award-winning 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Founded in 1985, HANDY has met the needs of more than 45,000 Broward County children in foster and relative/nonrelative care associated with the child dependency system. HANDY’s mission is to achieve positive, lasting change for youth by providing life skills, education and a supportive community. HANDY strives to provide customized programs that meet the individual needs of a child that take them from early childhood to adulthood. For more information visit https://handyinc.org.
WIZZA exists to give away dream prizes and support great causes. WIZZA takes charitable giving and turns it into viral, epic, wholesome content that raises awareness and pays dividends for good causes. WIZZA was founded in 2020 by a group of long-time friends that are passionate about helping great causes while giving away amazing, lifechanging prizes. WIZZA continually strives to grow to further its mission of giving back. Historically, charitable giving has been a posh pastime for the wealthy, WIZZA changes that.